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Environmental Geology and Contamination

This course is designed to provide you with the particular expertise required for dealing with contaminated sites. Such expertise is essential to ensuring we maintain habitable, safe and sustainable communities.

Course modules

Modules include: Soil mechanics; desk studies and ground models; ground investigation techniques; contaminated land risk assessments; field reconnaissance and walk-over survey; spatial analysis and remote sensing; independent research project.

Assessment methods

Teaching and Assessment:

The course provides a balanced structure of lectures, workshops and practical laboratory work. You will generally be taught in small classes, providing an informal, friendly and supportive atmosphere for your studies.

How are you assessed?

Assessment is varied, aimed at developing skills relevant to a range of working environments. Here's how we assess your work:

poster and oral presentations,
project reports,
laboratory reports.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 15,100 (Year 1) International 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 7,700 (Year 1) Home/EU 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 GBP 7,550 (Year 1) International 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 GBP 3,850 (Year 1) Home/EU 2 Years

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